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About the KCCVS

The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS) manages Kentucky’s AmeriCorps national service programs. The Commission is a statewide, bipartisan group comprised of up to 25 members, appointed by the governor, with diverse service and volunteerism backgrounds.

The KCCVS was created in 1994 to serve as a conduit for federal funds that support AmeriCorps programs in the commonwealth, encourage and recognize volunteerism and assist in service program development. 

KCCVS funding is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Kentucky General Assembly. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is the parent agency for the commission, providing administrative support and oversight.

KCCVS Mission

Updated in 2010

To engage Kentuckians in volunteerism and service to positively impact our communities.


KCCVS Commission Members

KCCVS Committee Structure

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Boards and Commissions Application: For KCCVS

KCCVS Staff Updates

Program Officer

Carrie Stith-WebsterAfter Andrea Sieloff, RSM, left the position as program officer at the end of April to return home to Michigan, we at KCCVS were not sure anyone could fill the shoes she left behind. We are very fortunate that Carrie Stith-Webster has stepped up to fill this challenging role, challenging not only because of the work involved, but, also, because of the high expectations set and achieved by Sister Andi.

The KCCVS program officer is responsible for coordinating the Kentucky AmeriCorps request for proposals grant application processes and ensuring all programs are in compliance with federal regulations. Luckily for the KCCVS (and Kentucky AmeriCorps), Carrie is not easily intimidated and loves national service, so it’s a perfect match.

Learn more about Carrie.

Executive Director

On Aug. 16, 2013, CHFS Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes announced the appointment of Joe Bringardner as executive director of the KCCVS.

Joe Bringardner (photo by Marcia Goss)"I am deeply honored to be appointed director of the KCCVS. For 23 years I proudly worked for the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association and the YMCA of the USA, serving tens and thousands of youth, young adults and volunteers in communities across the state." Bringardner said. "I stand ready to work with the dedicated men and women that serve this commonwealth and our great nation through AmeriCorps."

Read the announcement memo for more information about Bringardner.

Resources on the KCCVS website



Executive Director
Joe Bringardner

Executive Assistant
Shannon Ramsey

Program Officer
Carrie Stith-Webster

Grants Officer
Jill Lancaster

Policy Advisor
Linda Harney

Staff Assistant
Ted Kizziar


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Last Updated 11/20/2014
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